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Contractor Fraud Warning Signs

By Lorraine Hart - Ideal Consulting

There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business. Unfortunately, there are also scam artists who pose as legitimate contractors. These smooth operators, “storm-chasers”, often show up in communities that have been impacted by natural disasters.  They prey on distressed homeowners asking for up-front payments for shoddy repairs or work that they will never show…

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Outdoor Living Project Considerations

By Wayne Ball - Lone Star Building & Construction Services, Inc.

One of the most sought-after remodeling projects is the installation of a spacious and inviting outdoor living space.  When planning to build an outdoor living space there are several factors to ensure that your project is successful and enjoyable year-round. Our unique climate with hot and humid summers, occasional heavy rainfall, and mild winters plays…

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Stay Safe While Aging in Place

By Peggy Stanford - Stairlift Store

According to the AARP, nearly 90 percent of surveyed adults want to age in place. Aging in place refers to the concept of empowering seniors and older adults to remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, rather than moving to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Nearly 9 in 10 Americans between…

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Setting Goals for Your Remodeling Project

By Larry Abbott - Abbott Contracting

You’re about to tackle a home renovation.  It’s crucial to set goals to maintain focus and keep your project on track. Renovating without goals in mind can lead to project disruptions including delays and cost overruns. Construction can distract homeowners from the overall goal because there are so many details to consider.  In setting goals,…

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Homeowners Are Gravitating Toward Industrial-Style Kitchens

By Will Cole - Divine Renovation

Industrial home design has surged in popularity in recent years, captivating homeowners and designers alike with its unique and captivating features. This style draws inspiration from old factories, warehouses, and industrial spaces, seamlessly blending raw and rugged elements with modern aesthetics. A recent study published in Architectural Digest used Google trends data to find which…

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Contemporary Kitchen Design

By Kevin Vick - Vick Construction & Remodeling

“Contemporary design” and “modern design” are terms often used in the world of interior design, architecture, and art, but they can sometimes be confusing due to their similar-sounding names and overlapping characteristics. Modern design references a specific design movement specifically between 1920’s and 1950’s. This time period emphasized minimalist design, a neutral color palette, and…

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7 Guidelines for Selecting the Best Remodeler for a Home Addition

By Patrick Martin - Marwood Construction

Home remodeling can be a complex journey, especially if you are considering a home addition.  If you are considering a major remodel of your home or a home addition you will need construction documents, permits and an excellent remodeler. There are a number of benefits of hiring a remodeler with experience in adding home additions.…

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Plan for a Successful Kitchen Renovation

By Wayne Ball - Lone Star Building & Construction Services, Inc.

A kitchen remodel can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months or more depending on the size of the project. The steps of a kitchen remodel are similar for many projects, but can vary based on the scale of the renovation. As with most types of projects, the success of a kitchen renovation requires careful planning, attention…

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Get the most out of your home remodeling decisions

By Larry Abbott - Abbott Contracting

Are you planning to tackle some simple home renovations or possibly considering a partial or complete remodel of your entire house? How do you choose which home improvements to make with the budget you have in mind? If your home is older and feels cramped, it may benefit from an interior reconfiguration for a more…

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A Guide to Remodeling Your Home Office

By David Norman - Caliber Construction Group

A recent 2023 Gallup poll of work trends reveal 52% of U.S. employees work in a hybrid environment, 28% are exclusively remote, and 20% work on-site. Hybrid or remote work is expected to continue and become more prevalent in the future.  Because of this growing trend, having a dedicated home office continues to be in high demand…

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